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What is it:

It is a type of electro-therapy used by physiotherapists to treat certain conditions. Kinetic energy is produced in the applicator and this is transferred to the tissues when the applicator makes contact with a surface. It also produces ultrasound waves which aid in the treatment.

About it:

Shockwave therapy causes changes on a biological and cellular level which result in faster and long-term healing and regeneration of tissue. It can result in changes such as new blood vessel formation, reversal of chronic inflammation, dispersion of pain mediators, release of muscle spasm and trigger points, and improved collagen production with dissolution of calcified fibroblasts.


Jumper’s knee
Painful shoulder conditions i.e. labral tears, rotator cuff tears, tendinopathy etc.
Tennis elbow/ Golfer’s elbow
Heel spurs with plantar fasciitis
Insertional pain or calcifications
Chronic tendinopathy (especially Achilles Tendinopathy)
Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome (commonly known as shin splints)

Application of technique:

The area to be treated will be identified. Next, gel will be applied to the area to allow smooth and effective transfer of the acoustic waves produced by the machine. The shockwave applicator is then pressed against the area to be treated and the waves begin to be transmitted.